Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators - 3/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Nashville Predators (10-12) vs Florida Panthers (13-4-4)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -110 / Florida Panthers -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with nine goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 16 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 25 goals on 337 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 31 goals on 306 shots.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has 11 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 72.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 34 goals on 323 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 27 goals on 310 shots.
The Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 Thursday games. The Predators are 8-2 in their last 10 Thursday games. The under is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Predators last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Florida Panthers have cooled off a little over the last week, but they're still one of the top offensive teams in the league and are hanging in there for a top spot in the Central. The Nashville Predators have been hit or miss all season long and it's hard to trust them due to a lack of consistent offense. The Panthers are simply the better team here and they've won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Predators. In a true pick em spot, hard not to give the edge to the Panthers on the road.